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Sign at the former GM Stamping Plant in Wyoming

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - The former General Motors site on 36th Street in Wyoming has its first tenant.

J.O. Galloup, a division of Kendall Electric, Inc., will break ground this fall on a new manufacturing, wholesale and distribution facility at Site 36.  The company hopes to move into the new 100,000-square-foot facility in late 2014.

The new facility will employ about 95 people, making and distributing industrial pipe, valves, fittings, and other equipment.

The new site will combine two of Kendall's existing facilities in the Grand Rapids area.

The City of Wyoming reports that a second tenant will be announced later this fall for the 90-acre site.  The site was the home of the former General Motors stamping plant that closed in July of 2009 and was sold for redevelopment in 2011.

The property is bounded by U.S. 131, Buchanan Street SW, 36th Street SW and 40th Street SW. For more information on Site 36, visit http://www.site36plan.com .

Wyoming's city manager says 2012 has "seen spectacular growth", with investments, compared to last year, up almost 500%.

Some of the larger projects are the $28 million dollar Veterans Admninistration hospital, along with a new Walmart and a freezer facility for Gordon Foods.

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